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Jacob Wayne

  • Lived:
  • 1760-1857
  • Worked:
  • Philadelphia, PA.
  • Style:
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Jacob Wayne, a cousin to the famous General Anthony Wayne, was born in Philadelphia, January 4, 1760.  At the age of twnety-five he was established as a cabinet-maker at Key's Alley and Front Street, where he continued to work until 1794.  The following year his addresss was 166 North Front Street: here Wayne lived until his death in 1857, although his shop changed to No. 136 and later to 157 North Front Street. By 1836, Jacob wayne had retied from the responsibilities of business to the role of "gentleman" during the final years.

    Excerpt from "Jacob Wayne, Cabinet-Maker" from the Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Museum by Joseph Downs, Vol. 25, No. 135 (May, 1930), pp. 22-25.